Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
Home-Start knows that well-trained volunteers complement the early-years workforce, significantly contributing to the support families receive and enabling them to access services when they are most needed. We are pleased to be involved in Children's Centres, working towards a seamless offer of services so that the needs of children and families are not missed.
The first Home-Start was set up in Leicester in 1973.
Big Hopes Big Future helps children build the skills they need to be ready for their first day at school.
Find your nearest Home-Start using our online map.
One of the most important roles played by a Home-Start volunteer is to help people access local services in their area.
Starting in the home, our approach is as individual as the people we’re helping. No judgement, just compassionate, confidential
help and expert support.